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>> good afternoon and welcome to the transportation authority special meeting of the subcommittee on december 11, 2014, my name is supervisor jane kim i'll be chairing today's meeting unfortunately supervisor yee will not be present we want to acknowledge the staff jim smith who records our meeting as
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he transcribes them on line and our clerk steve mr. clerk any announcements. >> none. >> please call roll. >> supervisor breed supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor wiener supervisor yee absent we have quorum. >> thank you. do we need to take a motion to excuse supervisor yee or is that not necessary for this committee that i. >> to the call of the chair. >> i move we excuse snooe e supervisor yee we'll take that without objection. >> thank you call the next item. >> item approval the minutes this is an action item. >> are there any comments on this item? seeing none, we'll opening it up for public comment on item 2
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seeing none, public comment is closed do we have a motion on this item we we have a motion and a second and do we need to take call roll >> supervisor breed supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor wiener supervisor yee absent this item passes thank you can we please call item 3. >> item 3 vision zero progress report. >> we have the co-chairs the task force here today both megan from the distributing aid tim of the sfmta to provide an overall progress report on the vision zero initiatives and to highlight the work we've accomplished since the resolution passed northeasterly 2014 this is really good opportunity to look back at the year to see what we've
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accomplished and the next item what we need to accomplish on the next steps oh, director reiskin thank you for being here today. >> good afternoon supervisor kim and members of the committee i want to come here to offer introduce before you get into the 3 machine substantive items first convey i think that things took a leadership that started in this room and it's been picked up bid boards and commissions around the city and fully embraced by the mayor we've made progress and additional supported from the november election we have been working very closely with the other city departments and the executive branch as well as the ta and external stakeholders to
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take the concept of dissolutions and make it city policy and make that part of what we do and how we do our business and the mayor has not only appointed someone to lead efforts from his office but personally been involved bringing together me and my colleagues to make sure we're focused and coordinated to execute i feel like we've gone from where we started at the good friend of mine i beginning of the year but something that maybe felt like that was a stretch goal or something maybe folks were certain what was obtainable to a point we're. >> aligned with the stakeholders feeling this is now, it's not a stretch goal but
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city business in the how we're designing our streets and outreach and enforcement efforts and reilly working towards this goal in a meaningful way i think we're making go very good progress at this point it is never as fast and the mayor or i would like or the fellow department heads that but the staff st. is working hard to advance vision zero doing things differently than in the past and so we can achieve the goal of zero traffic fatalities i've fafkd our director tim maguire to lead the effort in cooperates with the other city agencies
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you'll be hearing from him and him as a our new director as sustainable streets this is his priority to make sure we're implementing and realize the vision of vision zero i appreciate the work that you're doing many this committee and your leadership to support of the work we'll continue to need their support and i'll give more detail thank you for your leadership through the mayor and his departments the departments the public works and planning and police department and all the others agencies we're full steam ahead on vision zero i'll leave you in good hands to walk you through those 3 items.
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>> thank you director reiskin i want to recognize the new director of sfmta sustainable streets tom maguire. >> thank you, commissioners it is great to be here this afternoon that is the absolutely number one priority 2014-2015 for the mta we've got a broad range of materials we'll be starting with tim pitching for megan he'll be talking about the research about the refined high energy network it is an important data many undermines the strategy and you'll come back and talk about the engineering product delivery and the education underway and talk about some of the policies o policy rules we have that be
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coming out of the vision zero task force over the next couple of years with that, i'm going to turn it over to timothy talking about the new data natural lyrics. >> good afternoon, commissioners timothy with mta unfortunately megan can't be here she has a home situation i'm going to go over the updates the network which we've made tremendous progress a couple of years ago just quick you background in 2011, we started working on gathering the data on the resources and we went from intersection data to the correlation with crossroads there's on overlap of neighbors
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one thing we saw we added in some additional data that come in that includes the various modes as they came available like the corridors we recently added last spring one thing we've found is while we see the fatalities between vehicles and people the fatalities by mode are quite stalk only 2/3rd's felt fatalities are motorist collision so the difference between this and vision zero it is proving street traffic so this is a big shift since the
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network so what you see now we have the data for pedestrian vehicle to pedestrian collisions and fatalities we have motorcyclist collisions and bicycle there are 12 percent of street miles that is not that many still a high concentration of the streets that equalities one hundred and 25 miles from the goal of 13 of those miles you saw three-quarters regardless of the modes the traffic collisions it is a focused allocations we have in the city can you ask a quick question i want to make sure i said 12 percent of our streets or 70 percent of people and vehicles have severe fatalities on 12
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percent of our streets. >> exactly, exactly yeah, we thought that, too it is of those modes it is still hatch on those particular streets some overlaps but on these corridors we have our work kit out for us to break down it those are the pedestrian injuries they also have a two-thirds overlap this is a hover lap with the different modes the same thing with bicycling it is fairly concentrated in the same areas with driver passenger and motorcyclists it is concentrated in the urban core area
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and then lastly the counties of concern the areas that are prominently low income micro populations they generally speak other language other than english and recent arrivals are experiencing the collisions there's an additional network that is not part of the three-way network we'll be working with caltrain and the other states departments improving the safeties along the corridors we've come a long way since 2011 and have a network we draw from its important to points out we're - there are situations happen outside of the network we'll voluntary to
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address our goal through vision zero if we dissolve those treatment we believe to resolve them i'm going to end that sector of the presentation and get back to the other one i'll have sandra do it i'll i'm going to turn it over to tom to go over the update we have. >> okay. >> unless you have questions. >> can we call item 4 to 5 together we have to public
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comment seeing none, on item 3. >> chair kim can i congratulate the two gentlemen from bringing in mr. maguire to make our streets safer that is a tremendous benefit you've only been here a couple of months. >> two months. >> you have to get used to the culture of our city but i'm looking forward to getting this program start thank you for being in san francisco. >> i was going to welcome tom maguire and congratulate you on our new post and look forward to working with you under the vision zero policy i know has been a priority for so many aspects of the city family
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before you speak i want to recognize we have john here as well who's been leading the safe streets and they're here on hand to answer questions regarding the large vehicle workers and i want to recognize one of the participants in the larger work group we're excited about the work and your leadership t is important for the roll modeling what is possible for us in the city and our private partners to make the city safer mr. maguire i'm sorry did we call items 45e8 together. >> the capital term projects and item 5 our action strategy
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informational items. >> we're going to cover all that material in the presentation i want to say to all the commissioners, thank you for your words of welcome i was so excited to come here i saw the commitment by the administration but the board of supervisors and also our agencies board to implement vision zero at all levels of local government is making a difference i'm impressed by itself coalition you have here so that is the lens i came in with and what i hope will convey in our remarks here the way in which we've changed business as usual bus of the change of vision zero that your colleagues have put in front of us so we're
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going to cover all of the e vision zero engineering education and enforcement evaluation and talk about policy at the end engineering is probably what has been the most time i want to give you an update open the product deliver mta and it's partnering agencies delivering the safety improvements tim showed us the map a few minutes we're going to start request education it is john who will talk about the work that supervisor kim mentioned. >> good afternoon two quick updates i want to reflect the large vehicles work we've been doing our team a hanging added mta has been working with advocates ecology
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and fedex and other city departments to develop policies for the larger program we're aiming for early spring roll out next year additionally as of yesterday the mta includes in all contracts we signed with the contractors they'll have to offer this training to all contractors have coming in the city and i know that is positively something that will come forward and additionally on safe streets and the education subcommittee vision zero we're putting together a citywide strategy an item that supervisor yee had recommended we have a strategy currently underway we're doing best practices
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research but we're on schedule to having a draft strategy that we can come and bring back spring of next year hoping to have that draft completed by the end of march but that strategy will be a first step in the city talking about saying that all departments are going to work together in developing an education mostly an education program making our streets safe it is a long time coming we're making progress i don't know if you have questions about the safe street program we're a thousand pledges for safe streets in our county that both joined the effort and will be putting the budget inspections displaying their support and shuttle drivers are joining at
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this point in time and we are doing roll out and presentations to the chamber of commerce getting on the agenda for this etc. and as part of that the project is underway sfpd is out with additional enhanced enforcement doing focus pedestrian right-of-way enforcement for about 4 hours everyday four to five officers >> supervisor mar. >> i see one of the equalities how do we reach out to locking families to make those communities safer. >> that is a personal value of mine something we he'd in the education strategy it is how we make sure we do that we are currently working with
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the san francisco conservation core to do a community outreach on our focus corridors and chinatown cd c to reach out to the communities both business and on the street outreach to the folks that are living and working there and shopping there as well but we do so that the grant that we are writing the grants that will be kifk next year and has a commitment before the grant we got it all the grants have that written directly into them. >> with the bicycle coalition reaching into the community and walk sf i think community partners will be helpful two. >> they're at the table for
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almost every meeting. >> i have a question i think it is great you mentioned the number of the shuttle programs what is that exactly mean. >> so i guess i can say the shuttle pilot they're being asked to talk to the drivers about safe driving on, on the street and required by going through the permitting progress and partnering in the pilot program to over the curriculum once the actual video is released next spring. >> so everyone will be required to use the vehicle program. >> it was written into the contract. >> and when you said that taxicabs are also voluntarily participating what does that
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mean. >> part of the safe streets we have a pledge that we ask the drivers and pedestrians to take we ask people to change the way they behave on the streets when you look for behavior change one of the most important things we ask people to take a pledge and use the streets safely and be mind fulfill to spread the word that safety is important once people have taken the pledges it is found they're more welcoming to medications that tell them how to be safe we have brochures and talking points for people that sign up for safe streets for the first step to how to be slowing up to make sure that people are aware of left turns
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and movements before people are hitting pedestrians trying to increase the awareness of what is happening when people are getting hit and steps to change their behavior so with the taxicab companies and specific we're distributing bump stickers for drivers wells fargo to take the pledge and take this seriously and receive a talking point for the actions we're ask them to pledge. >> after the pledge they get a series of educational items does it say found once you take the pledge they're more open what is that based on on. >> it is based on a number of studies people are not receptive if asking people to change their
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world if you do something for the environment they're more receptive. >> okay. >> that is good to hear i hope we're able to do more substantive work its a step forward and more alignment with supervisor yee is doing on the campaign will be w be cooperation so frequent driver education program and also the work that supervisor yee is doing citywide education on vision zero. >> well, i would say theirs coordination i think there is inherit coordination but the large vehicle driver education is a small piece we're hoping by march we'll identify the types of audience we see need to go
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after, etc. the larger vehicle collection will be done and underway we're working with the dmv to see if we can't get those requirements more stating like truck drivers at the end to cross injuringal burgundy we're talking with the foengz folks that write the tests at the dmv to get a couple of questions they're open to writing a couple of questions more focused on pedestrian safety and bicycle safety in urban areas which are not covered right now. >> maybe on our next committee he meeting we're here more. >> mr. white can you ask a question through the chair are the transit agencies taking the pledges too. >> well, they are mini operators have been going
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through a bicycle training specific to driving on city streets we're doing you outreach with the larger vehicle curriculum to aid the transportation, etc. golden gate transit, etc. we're not specifically gone out and asked the drivers to take the pledge yet. >> thank you. >> okay thanks john were education e the next is enforcement i'm sorry that commander lee is not here she's out on the streets keeping pedestrians and drivers safe where flooding and power sections are disbelieved i'll give a quick overview of the statistics as of september a big increase in the number of citations that have been issued
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traffic citations both traffic companies and in some cases by the pcos we've began a coordinated effort between mta and the pd to comply our services more fiscally where walking the box is happening and so that the drivers who block areas south of market in the areas near freeway ramps understand that is a sustained effort they're not going to get away with it after the studies we found that blocking the box drops 80 percent because of the presents of the inclination combination of the officers we're going to continue that for 0 year and try to put a dent in blocking the box. >> excuse me.
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>> supervisor breed. >> do you have your presentation on available to the commissioners? i can't read it from the system. >> okay do we have a hardcopy. >> maybe that one but not the one. >> in the packet dollars a general written report in the packet. >> i don't think everyone has the packet. >> there's a presentation title entitled vision zero. >> just for the people watching at home and the director for the programming at the transportation authority i think the power point presentations are online at sfgovtv.org the first presentation is in your enclosure are to the packet and
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the power point is in the actual packet of the material. >> just for clarity on the item not in the there's only one told them section. >> one - there is an enclosure which which is the vision zero high injury mapping data and then there is an attachment to one of the agenda items that is in the actual packet of the materials and that's the presentation that tom is giving right now. >> sorry for the confusion. >> sorry to interrupt. >> okay. then we talk about evaluation being a part of vision zero we want to make sure we're tracking the forest fireness of the action in all the program areas

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